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Thyroid Gag Reflex
Hi i was told i got calification of the thyroid, should there be a slight pain there when i touch it. I sometime have a gag reflex in the morning after eating when i'm in the shower, i wake up most mornings congested. Should i be worried. T3 9.7 pmol/L(9.
Why would you want..: ...to stop your gag reflex? When procedures are done such as endoscopies, TEE's, and other procedures that require penetration deeply into the pharynx and beyond local anesthesia can be given. However, just in general, there'd be little cause to do this...unless it is severely interfering in some way with NORMAL daily activities. Please send more questions to: www.healthtap.com/dr-saghafi ...Read more
Gag reflex: Contraction of the back of the throat is triggered by an object touching the roof of the mouth & back of tongue is a protective mechanism to help prevent choking. The reflex action involves two nerves, one is sensory from the throat (Glossopharyngeal nerve) to the brain, and the other one the motor nerve (Vagus nerve) from the brain to the throat. ...Read more